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September 24 2014 By dvirtue Bishop of London: 'Religion can be dangerous'

He laments that the spiritual culture of the West is impoverished and primitive. "People find it extraordinarily difficult to be serious about angels or discarnate energies."

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September 21 2014 By dvirtue Unbiblical Presumption in College of Bishops' Sexuality Statement

The meeting included diocesan and suffragan bishops and the eight senior women clergy elected last year. Emitting a toxic fume of spiritual and moral relativism, the statement declares:

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September 19 2014 By dvirtue Archbishop of Canterbury adviser warns College of Bishops ‘decisions have to be made’ on same-sex weddings

Canon David Porter, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Director of Reconciliation, today warned Bishops ahead of this week’s meeting that a final decision cannot be stalled forever.

He said: “For me the ideal outcome will be that people will be able to articulate with a measure of empathy the views of others that they don’t agree with.

“When we get to the process beyond the shared conversations, decisions will have to be made, because we can’t leave it in this space forever.

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September 17 2014 By dvirtue UK: Jeffrey John could become Church of England bishop

He was appointed Dean of St Albans in 2004 and two years later he and his partner Rev Grant Holmes entered into a civil partnership.

Dr John was shortlisted last year for Exeter but the vote went narrowly against him, even though his performance at interview was outstanding. His name was also withdrawn previously from the Southwark diocesan appointment process because of opposition from the conservative wing.

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September 09 2014 By dvirtue When Homophobia Becomes An Offence Under The Clergy Discipline Measure...

"LGBTI laity and partnered clergy are deeply hurt and upset by the homophobic statements that continue to be made publicly in a minority of Anglican churches. Millions of people in our society are appalled that the leaders of the Church of England are tolerating this. We call on Diocesan Bishops to take firm action against clergy who:

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September 09 2014 By dvirtue UK: A response to Changing Attitude's letter to the College of Bishops

In view of this, Anglican Mainstream, representing the views of many faithful members of the Church of England, lay and ordained, views with dismay the recent statement by Changing Attitude, urging the House of Bishops to rescind the February Statement on marriage, and to allow couples in same sex relationships, especially clergy, to marry, and be blessed in church.

The Changing Attitude statement is unhelpful and should be politely rejected, for the following reasons:

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September 05 2014 By dvirtue Archbishop of Canterbury invites young Christians to spend year praying at Lambeth Palace

The Community will initially consist of 16 people living at Lambeth Palace full-time, and up to 40 people, who live and work in London, joining part-time. The year-long programme will include prayer, study, practical service and community life.

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September 05 2014 By dvirtue Whitehall 'norms' for private schools threaten Christian observance

Well firstly, there now appears not to have been a plot, with the Trojan Horse letter widely seen as a fake. There certainly was systemic managerial failings at these schools and these manifested themselves in the bullying of Christian and other non Muslims, along with the imposition of a faux sharia code.

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August 28 2014 By dvirtue Archbishop of York calls on British government to show leadership as Iraq crisis worsens

"Internationally the Government must take a lead in its role on the UN Security Council to support calls from the United Nation's own committees for the creation of a "safe zone" in Iraq, enforced by UN peacekeepers, to protect the country's minorities. As a member of the Security Council the Government has voice and a chance to act. It is essential that they not only take the opportunity to do so but show leadership by encouraging others nation states to do the same.

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August 25 2014 By dvirtue Person Spec for a Conservative Evangelical Church of England Bishop

He should be combat-fit for spiritual battle, having been threatened with the Clergy Discipline Measure at least once by a revisionist in a senior position in his current diocese for taking a stand for biblical truth and/or for the priority of evangelism.

He should have received at least one poisoned-pen letter from a member of his congregation or parish because of his biblical faithfulness in teaching and action.

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